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Excellent, exciting, fantabulous news!

(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Why Windsor…”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)

I received some news today that will dramatically and very positively affect our upcoming move to Windsor this Spring, and I’m feeling pretty darn chuffed about it!

A few weeks ago a throwaway comment in an online conversation with a friend sparked a thought that immediately intrigued me: could I possibly carry out some of the responsibilities of my job from an offsite location (like Windsor!) via telework?

The idea seemed rather crazy at first – after all, this isn’t something that had ever even occurred to me before, and Windsor is an awfully long way from Victoria – but the more thought I gave it and the more investigation I did, the more I realized that it could be totally doable. So a few weeks ago, after an encouraging preliminary conversation with the Principal of the company, I drafted a proposal that outlined how I saw a part-time telework situation playing out at our office. I presented my proposal for consideration to the Shareholders of the company, and found out this afternoon that they’ve agreed to go ahead with it!

So, once I’ve moved, it looks as though I’ll be working part-time from my home in Windsor, and another individual (who will be hired before I leave Victoria) will carry out the other half of my current responsibilities from our Victoria office.

I’m so pleased that this is going to work out! In many ways it feels as though I’m getting the best of both worlds – I get to continue working with a group of people I like, doing the parts of my job that I enjoy, and I also get to work part-time, live in a city with a much lower cost of living, and lose that tedious daily commute. It’s like the icing on the cake and a cherry on top! Plus, now that I no longer have to worry about finding a job in a brand new city while living here in Victoria, I can focus my energies on selling our home, finding a new one, packing, moving, and settling into our new city.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: life is good.

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • onyerbike November 29, 2010

    Congratulations! I'm glad to see things are working out for you! 🙂

  • Laurel Regan November 29, 2010

    Thank you so much! 🙂

  • lifetraveler November 29, 2010

    Fab news! I telecommute most of the time. I highly recommend it.

    Thx for making us a part of your adventure.

  • Laurel Regan November 30, 2010

    Good to know – thank you! I`m glad you're following along on my journey. 🙂

  • atabei November 30, 2010

    That is wonderful! Yay! 😀

  • teotakuu November 30, 2010

    That is indeed good news. This will give you some financial security while you find your feet as well as keeping you in contact with people you like. I hope that this is just the first of many wonderful happenings in your 'new' life

  • Laurel Regan November 30, 2010

    atabei & teotakuu – Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Antof9 November 30, 2010

    SO FREAKING AWESOME!

    That is just absolutely wonderful. I am so so SO happy for you!

  • Laurel Regan November 30, 2010

    Thank you, Ant! I'm so pleased about it!

  • Cleokatra November 30, 2010

    That is great news. Good for you!

  • Laurel Regan November 30, 2010

    Thank you! 🙂

  • mojosmom November 30, 2010

    That's completely awesome, Dawn! I'm so glad you were able to make this work.

  • Laurel Regan November 30, 2010

    Thanks so much! Me too. 🙂

  • cathepsut December 1, 2010

    Congratulations, that's great!

  • Laurel Regan December 1, 2010

    Thank you! 🙂

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